UK prime minister Boris Johnson claimed keeping the corporate tax rate at 19% would save £6bn. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Britain’s two main parties have clashed on tax policy, with Labour accusing the Conservatives of giving £100 billion in tax breaks to big corporations(...)

 Emily O’Reilly’s first term has seen a shift in her office’s main preoccupations with individual citizens’ complaints to a focus on raising accountability standards in the EU institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emily O’Reilly is on the campaign trail. Her bid for re-election for a second term by MEPs as Europe’s Ombudsman later this month saw her speaking in (...)

Bertie Ahern: ‘Talking through it, what are the meanings, clarifying it, understanding how it might work in practice – all of these things are helpful.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The EU and UK need to clarify “the lines of demarcation” on how the Brexit Border solution will work to ease concerns of Northern Ireland’s loyalists,(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Business groups have given a cautious welcome to the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU on Thursday, but remain concerned about the prop(...)

The economy as reflected in unemployment rates in Ireland and across Europe continues to look healthy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Monday, September 30th Indicators: Euro zone unemployment (Aug); UK GDP (Q2), business investment (Q2), mortgage approvals and lending (Aug), net len(...)

Retail sales rose by 1.2 per cent in June despite fears that the threat of a hard Brexit may be denting consumer confidence. Figures from the Centra(...)

A report earlier this month from the Stormont economy department warned of a possible loss of 40,000 jobs in Northern Ireland if the UK crashed out of the EU. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Boris Johnson made his way to 10 Downing Street partly on his commitment that he was prepared to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on (...)

Boris Johnson was elected as Conservative party leader on Tuesday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Leading ratings agency Moody’s said a no-deal Brexit was more likely than before as business leaders congratulated Boris Johnson on his appointment as(...)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The North’s economy could take a devastating £940 million (€1 billion) hit if the Northern Ireland Executive is not restored by the end of this year, (...)

The future is where money can be made and lost and by trying to predict what it will bring has long been the way. But what if that isn’t the best way?

All too often, business leaders focus on finding their competitive edge by looking at what’s coming in a year or two years time. The future is where m(...)

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